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Fruit and Vegetable Division [textual record]. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

0.05 m of textual records

Scope and content

Series consists of a small sample of the following kinds of certificates has been retained in order to illustrate the actual procedures in the field by which the Division carries out its mandate: 1) import certificates, 2) export certificates, 3) reinspection certificates, 4) release permits, 5) destination certificates, 6) shipping points permits, 7) honey inspection, 8) potato starch inspection, 9) special potatoes for Italy release permits.

Textual records
32: Restricted by law
32: Restricted by law
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Biography / Administrative history

The Fruit and Vegetable Division has as part of its responsibilities the inspection and certification of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as honey and maple products for import and export purposes and for grading. In carrying out this duty, the Division's four hundred employees generate a vast number of inspection forms and reports. In 1918, after the postwar transfer of the last of its non-agricultural administrative responsibilities, the Department divided its activities among a number of branches; one of which was the Fruit Branch. This administrative structure, with minor changes, remained in place until 1938 (Annual Report, 1918-1919). In a major reorganization in 1938, operations of the Department were divided into five Services. The efforts of the Science Service were directed towards "the solution of practical problems of agriculture" through research. The Production and Marketing Services had responsibility for most of the legislation the Department administered. Within Marketing Services, The Fruit, Vegetables, Maple Products and Honey Division had responsibility for the Fruit, Vegetables and Honey Act, for the fruit and vegetable components of the Meat and Canned Foods Act, and the Maple Sugar Industry Act. RG17 General Inventory

Additional information

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the series.

Further accruals are expected.


Related control no.

1. 1979-80/109 GAD
2. 1989-90/017 GAD
3. 1995-96/450 GAD
4. 91-0276-00 HFRC
5. 117-000017-6
6. 123-000450-5
7. RG17
8. RG17-B-VI-3
9. RG17-B-VIII